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The Business Education Leadership Project identifies, develops, and disseminates standards-based curriculum and assessment tools for Career Technical Education programs. This project focuses on the Finance & Business, Information Technology, and Marketing Sales & Services industry sectors. We provide professional development and resources to improve the career and technical skills and career pathway choices of students through rigorous and standards-based career and technical education. The Project works in collaboration with the California Department of Education to support CTE and the Federal Perkins IV Act.

2010-2011 Project Task Objectives:

1. Improve standards-based Career Technical Education (CTE) and the career and technical skills of students through use of integrated core technical curricula, project and work-based learning and the integration of academics.

2. Improve and develop new CTE courses and initiatives, in ecommerce, entrepreneurship, international trade, programming and systems development and financial management.

3. Develop, improve, and expand the use of technology and assessments in CTE.

4. Offer professional development programs and resources, primarily for CTE teachers and faculty at the secondary level as well as administrators, and career guidance and academic counselors.

5. Develop and maintain State level partnerships with delivery networks, professional associations. Industry, business education providers, to enable students to achieve State academic standards, and career and technical skills, or complete career and technical programs of study.

This project is supported by Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 funds (Title I, Part A, Section 112) P.L. 105-332, administered by the California Department of Education. The activity which is the subject of this project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education and the California Department of Education. However, the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position of either the U.S. Department of Education or the California Department of Education, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education or the California Department of Education should be inferred.

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